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01-21-2013, 08:52 PM - 1 Like   #871
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Great shots Tom - looks like you had his full attention
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Northern Saw Whet Owl
Very nice Tom! I've lived in the mountains here for 30 years and have never had the opportunity to capture an Owl - you should be very proud of that shot!
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Very nice Tom!
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Thanks guys, I'm extremely happy with getting that little owl. Probably the fact that it was bitter cold, windy, and snowing kept him there. It was well worh driving over an hour each way, walking around in the bitter cold for a couple of hours. I didn't spend two hour straight, my gloves weren't up to it and I had to go warm up my hands by driving around for an hour or so.
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Cool owl shots. I've only had one chance, think it was a Great Horned Owl but not positive. I was about to turn around in the road to go talk to a friend who had just driven by, halfway across the road an owl flew in front of me, landed in a tree 20 feet away, I stopped diagonally across both lanes and grabbed the K-x, before I could focus it flew away...You don't wanna know what I said...

Anyway here's a couple of new shots with the K 30. I recently moved to east Texas, and we had 5 dead pine trees cut down. I took one of the logs (the tree guy cut it up into chunks small enough we could move around to burn it) and set it up for a bird feeder. Here are a couple of my visitors the past couple of weeks. I can sit on a stool within 15 feet and they will still come to the feeder, I'm getting some pretty good shots. Cardinals, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, Pine Siskin, Goldfinch, Inca Dove, sparrows...

Taken with K 30 and Vivitar 200mm M42, I've recently gotten close enough to switch to the Lentar 135mm M42, and hopefully can get closer still and switch to a nifty fifty later on.

Female Cardinal, cross posted in "I Spy"



Carolina Chickadee



Chickadees are not easy to get, they grab a sunflower seed (always) and fly away, usually on the feeder no more than 3 or 4 seconds. Tufted Titmouse does the same thing, while most of the others will stick around for a few minutes, like the Cardinals. Female Cardinals are not easy either, it seems a male flies to the feeder soon as one shows up and she flies away. So I usually don't have long to get shots of female Cardinals either. This one happened to be able to stay for a minute, I got a half dozen shots.
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Haven't posted here lately. Here are a few of mine from the past few months. Most all were shot with overcast/snowy conditions so the light wasn't very good for better photos.












































A couple of juvenile does watching two coyotes sneak through the grass (one coyote is visible center right in the frame)











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Great series Colorado CJ..
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American Kestrel, a.k.a. Sparrow Hawk

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American Kestrel, a.k.a. Sparrow Hawk
This is one of my favorite little birds. Lucky that it stayed there long enough for the shot, they usually take off quick!
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Great pictures and nice thread! I'm just learning to shoot wild life and most of my pictures are taken in a city area.

My first shot with K5


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Woodpecker feeding offspring.


And of course a squirrel eating acorn
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I FINALLY got back into the mountains for a little hiking and photography. Work and other things have been keeping me busy the past few months, so I haven't been having my usual weekly hikes.

On this outing I didn't find much wildlife, only a small group of Mule deer, a doe and some yearlings.

Feels good getting back into the high country again!














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Nice set again CJ! I think you have your own herd.

This bunny was really interested in me and my dog.


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